Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Winter Drive in the Heart of the Bluegrass

One of my favorite places for beautiful scenery (especially when it's snowing!) is in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. Rolling farmland, dry stone fencing, historic horse barns and stately homes provide breathtaking views. We stopped in Woodford County to take photos of some of our favorite scenic vistas:

Pisgah Presbyterian Church is one of my favorite in tact historic churches with a well-preserved historic cemetery. The church was founded in 1784, an academy established in 1787 with the primary Gothic Revival church building constructed in 1812 and remodeled in 1868.  Stained glass windows were installed around the turn of the century. One of the most striking things about this historic church to me is that the scenic setting surrounding the property has also been preserved, providing a more accurate sense of its historic context.

Pisgah Presbyterian Church, c. 1812, 1868

Pisgah Presbyterian Church Cemetery

I'd love to hear about some winter wonderlands that are special to you! Please feel free to leave a comment! 

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